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  • n. Plural form of subunit.


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  • The authors of the experiment interpret this situation by making the hypothesis that there could be “conserved features” of bacterial RNase P RNA and protein subunits essential for their primary functional activity in vivo.

    A Top-down Approach

  • Our results agree with the latter study, and in keeping with the established nomenclature we term the subunits 51a

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The reaction center is composed of four protein subunits.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988

  • Researchers at two biotechnology companies -- Pasteur-Vaccines in Paris and Genentech in South San Francisco -- inoculated their animals with "subunits" of the human AIDS virus before injecting them with the whole agent.

    Aids The Next Ten Years

  • Assistant Professor Hiro Furukawa, Ph. D., and colleagues at CSHL, in cooperation with the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory, obtained crystal structures for one of several "subunits" of the NMDA receptor.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • Oftentimes intense factionalism sundered these nearly autonomous subunits, paralyzing decision making and united action and sometimes becoming deadly.

    Between War and Peace

  • One could think of the two subunits as the 0 and 1 of a binary code.


  • The 20s proteasome is a heteromer composed of 28 non-identical subunits.

    2010 June - Telic Thoughts

  • Phylogenetically, it looks like the ancestral proteasome subunit diverged into alpha - and beta-subunits, whereas E. coli contains only one beta-type subunit, termed HslV, which each harbors a proteolytically active site.

    2010 June - Telic Thoughts

  • HslV is a homomer composed of 12 identical subunits made by one gene.

    2010 June - Telic Thoughts


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